About Us About Jess


Upstate Party Fitness

Hey! I'm Jess Effler, and I am the founder and owner of Upstate Party Fitness, LLC!

Born and raised in the Upstate area, I obtained my Bachelors degree in Business at the College of Charleston.

In 2006, I was introduced to dance fitness and fell in love! After 2 years as a participant, I started teaching dance fitness in 2008!

I currently live in the Upstate where I am a Paralegal for a law firm in downtown Spartanburg, and I teach dance fitness classes in many different locations around downtown. I also model, act and love to be creative in any way possible.

Dance fitness has truly changed my life! After realizing my passion in dance fitness, in 2011 I decided to make it official by establishing Upstate Party Fitness, LLC! Our goal is to share our love of dance fitness with the community, and to prove to all who attend our classes that fitness can be FUN!













Current Licenses/Certifications:

  • AFAA Group Fitness
  • CPR/AED
  • Zumba Fitness ®
  • Zumba Gold ®
  • Zumbatomic ® (kids)
  • Hip Hop Hustle™
  • Step Aerobics
  • The JAM™ - original UPF format

*Zumba® and Zumbathon® are trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC, used under license.

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